Brendan Griffin

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Shane Ross has become what he railed against in his days at the Sunday Independent: a minister who is determined to buy the public’s approval with their own money

A press release landed in media inboxes on Wednesday from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, which is presided over by Minister Shane Ros(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin that moving the Ireland-France ferry out of Rosslare could do huge damage to the Irish economy. File  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Taoiseach has urged shipping company Irish Ferries to retain its services to France from Rosslare, Co Wexford. Leo Varadkar told the Dáil that Mi(...)

Niall Gibbons of  Tourism Ireland and Brendan Griffin, Minister of State at the Department of Tourism: 2018 has been a record year, with €6.1 billion in revenues generated from 11.2 million overseas visitors to Ireland, up 10 per cent. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The chief executive of Tourism Ireland says the State body will have to rewrite its plans for 2019 if Britain crashes out of the European Union withou(...)

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said: “Irish teams are stronger and they’re better when they’re all-Ireland teams.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin deputy leader Pearse Doherty has called for a “conversation” about the possibility of establishing an all-island soccer team, following the (...)

Sean Hehir is among those to have been championing the Daily Mile here. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Shane Ross popped his head up in the Dáil again this week, the Minister for Sport singing his own praises, as he usually does, on the early implementa(...)

Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert catches the ball for a touchdown during the 2012 clash against Navy at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

American college football returns to Dublin from the 2020 season onwards, with Notre Dame scheduled to play Navy in the Aviva Stadium. The match betwe(...)

The conquering heroes of the World Championships received a rapturous reception in a homecoming event at the National Rowing Centre, while out on the (...)

Nearly 200 landowners are in talks with Kerry County Council over a proposed 20km greenway. Photograph: Kerry County Council

Minister of State for Tourism and Kerry TD Brendan Griffin has expressed confidence that a resolution will be found with landowners which will allow t(...)

The benefit match for former Ireland soccer international LIam Miller will now take place at the 45,000-capacity  Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA’s decision to allow the Liam Miller benefit match to take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh brings a brief but high-profile public relations nightmare(...)

Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Holding the Liam Miller tribute match at the 45,000-capacity stadium would allow thousands more fans to attend

Senior GAA officials plan to recommend that a tribute soccer match for the late Liam Miller be played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. But as part of a compromis(...)

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